You know it’s almost summer when…

– Every fourth car you pass on the motorway has a trailer or caravan attached to it.

– Every second car has bikes attached on it’s roof

– You see people braving 10 degrees in shorts and skirts and t-shirts

– When you see frisky lambs with mummy sheep πŸ™‚

– You find people out on the streets drinking beer in the afternoon πŸ™‚

– You step into the waves even when you are freezing – which by the way, is a very, very bad idea, especially when you are wearing skinny jeans with no change of clothes with you 😦

Am so happy, summer is nearly here!

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44 thoughts on “You know it’s almost summer when…

  1. πŸ˜› :P… I am waiting for it… πŸ™‚

    Me : Technically we are waiting for it too – It is still too cold – by our standards 😦 But all the signs that summer is approaching is in place πŸ™‚

  2. should i write about an Indian summer ???? lol…. it wont be interesting though !!!!

    enjoy your summmer !!!

    Me : Dhiren, you should! I am sure you’ll find a way of making it interesting πŸ™‚

  3. πŸ˜€

    Enjoy! πŸ™‚

    summer in bangalore means –
    * you are still fully clothed in the streets as elections are nearing and all sorts of people are out and about in the streets as early as 7 in the morning and you are still scared of the “moral policing”

    * You burn your arms from wearing sleeveless!

    * At the office you keep powder and deo in your handbag, since due to cost cutting the AC gets turned off at 3 PM!

    * you see girls carrying umbrellas to the canteen!

    * You wish for a holiday, but its appraisal season for either you or your spouse, so, no leaves!!

    * you look at pictures on the internet with lots of snow!

    * you make sure all windows are opened in the bus/car you are travelling and make sure there is enough wind to your back as well!!

    * you end up drinking watermelon juice, buttermilk and lassi for all your meals!!

    heh!!

    πŸ˜€

    • Pixie !!! That was amazing – You should make a post of it πŸ™‚

      ‘You wish for a holiday, but its appraisal season for either you or your spouse, so, no leaves!!’ – Brings back loads of memories πŸ™‚

      *you end up drinking watermelon juice, buttermilk and lassi for all your meals!! * I miss the watermelon juice!!! You know what – we went to an ‘Indian’ rest the other day – and they told us ‘ we don’t do lassi’!!!!!

      * you look at pictures on the internet with lots of snow! – LOL!!!

  4. Summer is horrible here,we don’t feel much indoors but once step out of the house,wet in a second.
    Can’t go out until 7.30/8.00pm,at 6.00 in the morning looks like it is mid afternoon.
    A/C is on 24hrs,no fresh air in the house:(

    • Varunavi, That reminds me of the time I lived in Phoenix, Arizona! A/C on 24*7 and extremely hot outside! Here it is the opposite, even in summers – you might need your jackets! We just pray that it doesn’t rain 😦

  5. You know it’s almost summer when you step out of the shower, dry yourself, and your body’s slick with perspiration in the next two minutes!

    Thought I’d add to the other desi perspectives! πŸ™‚

    Cheers,

    Quirky Indian

    • QI, Yes – I remember πŸ™‚ I just got back last month from India – and it was already like that 😦 Guess I should have added in the end – ‘ All this yearning for summer just shows that I definitely do not live in India :)’

    • Solilo – I love summers too!!!! Love absolutely love Watermelons. – me too, me too!!!! I already had loads in India last month πŸ™‚ Waiting for them to show up here – but somehow its not the same as eating them in India – the heat makes all the difference I guess πŸ™‚

  6. Love summer coz I can have mangoes and watermelons and nimbu paani πŸ˜€
    and swimming and sunscreen becomes your best pal πŸ˜€

    yours and Solilo’s idea of summer is very diff πŸ˜‰

    lucky you πŸ˜€

    • Indyeah – Me too – to all of those!!!! The sad thing is that here – its always cold! There have been times when we have been to beach -but have just not been able to enter – coz the water is sooooo cold!!!!

    • GM, I know! Which is why it never fails to amaze me when I see people in shorts and skirts at 10 degrees πŸ™‚ Yes, having a lot of fun. Sunny days translate to a lot of day trips πŸ™‚ Its extremely boring to step out here in the winters..

    • Vinod, Yes, that is one piece of luck πŸ™‚ My daughter was so shocked to see ‘machhar and makhi’ in India – it was hilarious! She would freeze and go ‘shooo shooo, Naughty, Naughty shooo! That was the first time that she had seen so many ‘machhars and makhis’ in her life πŸ™‚

  7. I’d been to Ireland for a few weeks once. Sunrise at 8 am, sunset at 4 pm and overcast through out the day! Hardly got to see any sun. It was crazy. So I can really understand what summer really means out there.

    Have fun πŸ™‚

  8. Love the summers too… Inspite of the fact that I live in a desert. Inspite of the fact that you can smell the fish almost 1 km away from the creek, inspite of the fact that the air is so humid, the moment you step out of an AC office, you’re drenched like a bottle of cold water taken out of the fridge.

    Just can’t stand the cold.

    • Rakesh, LOL!!! ‘Inspite of the fact that I live in a desert. Inspite of the fact that you can smell the fish almost 1 km away from the creek, inspite of the fact that the air is so humid, the moment you step out of an AC office, you’re drenched like a bottle of cold water taken out of the fridge.’
      You clearly hate winters if you like summers despite all that πŸ™‚

      • Cannot do that Vimmuu… Summer is a curse to Chennai much like snow to Moscow…. A curse that should be enjoyed…. πŸ™‚
        I just love the heat in Chennai as that is what I grew up on… πŸ™‚
        what say Smitha? πŸ˜‰

  9. Here I’m dreading the thought of the scorching summer.Have already started to feel the heat in Delhi and in a few days I’ll b off to the place with a temperature soaring 5-6degrees higher:(
    But you sure are in the welcoming mode,aren’t you,Smitha??

    • Deeps! I can imagine that – esp when you live in a hot place 😦 I remember how it used to be , when I lived in Phoenix, Arizona – None of us looked forward to Summer!
      Here on the other hand – winter is horrible – its cold, windy and wet!! The worst possible combination ever!

      Yes, I am in high spirits – makes you yearn for warm weather πŸ™‚ after a winter like that πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks for dropping by, I am not a big fan of summers but I liked what you wrote but I liked what pixie has said though! πŸ˜›

  11. Its summer in Delhi when you wait till 6-7:00 in the evening to dare to step out of house
    its summer when you wish you can carry your ac while crossing roads also..
    its summer when you enjoy ur fav icecream daily πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your summer Smitha πŸ™‚

    • Rashmi – lol πŸ™‚ Yes, summer means different things – based on where we are, I guess πŸ™‚ The only time I used to look forward to summer, in India, was when I was a kid waiting for summer hols:)

  12. You know it’s almost summer when you hit publish on a post on summer and find other bloggers are blogging about summer too πŸ™‚

    Me : Lol πŸ™‚ Yes, a lot of us have been blogging about summer – though there is a lot of mixed feelings about summer πŸ™‚

  13. I love what comes after the summers much more πŸ™‚ Monsoons are such a relief after summers in India Smitha!

    Me: Yes IHM, I used to wait for monsoons in India.. the perspective sure changes based on where you are! Here it rains so much that there is no ‘anticipation factor’ with wet weather πŸ™‚ The only constant here is rains – be it summer or winter πŸ™‚

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